Person struck, killed by Amtrak train in Milford

A person was struck and killed by an Amtrak train shortly around 11 a.m. near the Milford train station Friday morning.

The Amtrak train out of Boston and bound for Washington, D.C. was carrying 344 passengers. None of the passengers were injured in the 11 AM accident.

For at several hours,  Metro-North trains were delayed 15-20 minutes. One track has been taken out of service while the incident is investigated.

The identity and gender of the person who was killed has not been released, and officials have not yet determined whether the death was an accident or intentional.

Witnesses reported to see the person jump from the platform in front of the train.

Initially, Metro-North said the delays were because of “police activity.”

Metro-North spokesman Aaron Donovan hoped to have normal service.

Amtrak passengers were transfered to a Metro-North train to New York where they were shuttled to Penn Station.

It appears to be the third recent death of its type in the Connecticut.

A 56-year-old man was struck and killed by an Amtrak train in Groton on Monday morning.

The victim, whose name has not be released, was walking on the tracks when he was struck at about 9 a.m. thrown into the nearby Mystic River by an Acela Express train traveling to Boston from New York.

A high school student was hit by an Amtrak train and killed near a railroad crossing in the Pawcatuck area of nearby Stonington, on April 25, Reuters reports.


Frank Juliano